Breast Reconstruction

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Breast reconstruction is most commonly performed following a mastectomy. Women who want to restore the volume and shape of their breasts may choose to get breast implants, tissue (commonly called "flap") reconstruction, or a combination. Doctors tend to recommend tissue reconstruction for patients who have undergone radiation therapy, due to their increased risks for capsular contracture (a problematic scar tissue response to implants). Nipple reconstruction is also frequently part of the process. LEARN MORE ›

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My Honest Experience with Dr. Ambay! - Tampa, FL

I was diagnosed with breast cancer and felt totally devastated! I was a very private and modest person and my "femininity" was very important to me. The thought of having a bil. mastectomy crushed me! Dr. Ambay was absolutely wonderful answering all of my and my husbands questions,... READ MORE

Bilateral Mastectomy / Immediate Reconstruction - Orlando, FL

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I was told it was one lobular carcinoma. After two lumpectomies, I learned it was in fact two masses and my wonderful breast surgeon, Dr. Danelle Chambers, recommended a mastectomy and Dr. Scott Rotatori as a plastic surgeon. Fortunately, my lymph... READ MORE

Breast - Katy, TX

I had breast cancer in 2010. I had to get a breast augmentation so I chose this doctor for my surgery. I was not pleased with the outcome at all. I went back to fix the problems and it still does not look good. One is high and the other one is low. This prevents me from wearing certain clothes... READ MORE

19 Year Old with BRCA Breast Cancer Gene, Mastectomy and Reconstruction - Beverly Hills, CA

I will admit, I was very hesitant to see a male doctor about my reconstruction. I almost didn't go for my consultation. But after meeting with Dr. Schwartz, I knew he was the one! He is very educated, compassionate, easy to talk to and explains things until you understand. I was scheduled for... READ MORE

63 Yr Old Cancer Patient. Had Bi-lateral Mastectomy in 05/2010 with Reconstruction with Tissue Expanded and Silicone Implants.

63yr old. Had bi-lateral masectomy with tissue expanders and silicone implants in 2010. Recent studies showed right implant ruptured within capsule. These are before and after foto. I will update as soon as I can see the results. Hopefully I will start feeling better. I believe that the ... READ MORE

Double Mastectomy with Expanders to Implants - Stockbridge, GA

Because this was breast cancer and not elective I was scared. From the front office to the nursing staff to Dr. Gross himself, I was put at ease from day one. If I had to have fake boobs then I at least wanted them to look good and they are beyond what I could have imagined. Never a wait time.... READ MORE

36 Year Old with Cancer - Bilateral Mastectomy and Reconstruction - Neenah, WI

Dr Janssen has been more amazing to me than any Dr I have been seeing on my Cancer journey and I say that with all honesty. He will tell you he has an ego right from the start and that is what you want but he is way more than that. The time him and his staff have taken with me is amazing and has... READ MORE

"Nipple-Sparing" Double Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction - Boca Raton, FL

I am a 47 yr old wife and mother of 3 boys. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at my annual mammogram (it was found with ultrasound). Based on there being several small spots in the left and suspicious areas on the right it was agreed to do a double mastectomy. Through all the inner turmoil the... READ MORE

Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 50, Double Mastectomy and Multi-stage Reconstruction - Coral Gables, FL

I turned 50 in May 2014. I had a routine breast ultrasound in June, which led to an MRI assisted biopsy and a diagnosis of STAGE 1 breast cancer in my right breast by July, 2014. I immediately began researching plastic and reconstructive surgeons. I was referred to Dr. Max Polo by several... READ MORE

Disappointed - Tarrytown, NY

On January 5, 2015 I had my reconstruction surgery in which I was so excited and looking forward to it. Not knowing that the outcome was going to be bad. I am now having to learn to deal with dents on my breasts, nipples not being centered & size is way off. Totally disappointed have not seen Dr... READ MORE

40 Year Old with Breast Cancer Desiring Breast Reconstruction - Newport Beach, CA

From the moment I walked into the office I knew this was a group of medical professionals who truly care about their patients. I am a registered nurse and have worked with numerous physicians and offices. This office is the best. They are always professional and make you feel like you matter.... READ MORE

43 Breast Cancer and Wanted Breasts Back! Bi-lateral Reconstruction - Oakville, CA

After cancer treatment and two mastectomies, Dr Rodger Shortt performed a bi-lateral reconstruction surgery on me. Then over 6 months he gradually expanded me until the final implant surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Rodger Shortt for his work and professionalism. He is a class act focused on... READ MORE

One of the Best Things I Have Ever Done Outside of Having Kids! - Duluth, GA

I have had 6 surgerys with Dr. Davoudi. He is the best in town for sure! I go to a breast cancer support group and I have seen lots of work. I have to tell I look the best! This guy Runs late sometimes but he knows what he is doing. The bottom line is you want the best job.. This guy is the... READ MORE

Bilateral Reconstruction with DIEP and then Silicone Implants - Valencia, CA

Dr.Peter Ashjian is an amazing surgeon located in Glendale, Encino and sometimes Valencia, California. In our first consultation, he put me at ease immediately and made me feel that I would be in good hands. All true! My DIEP surgery lasted 15 hours on Feb 4,2014 because he refused to give up... READ MORE

Happy Breast Reconstruction - Dominican Republic

I'm young, 31 years old, and product breastfeeding my breasts grew a lot and were fallen. This condition had me very discouraged, four years with low self esteem unable to use swimwear or dresses I wanted to use the steep fall and excess skin. I decided it was time for change and after several... READ MORE

Nipple Sparing Double Mastectomy W/ TE's & Reconstruction. Springfield, MA

Dr Johnson is AMAZING (along with Irene & Kristina. I had a Double Nipple Sparing Mastectomy 9/23/14 by Dr Shonholz (PERFECT DR); Allomax & Tissue Expanders placed w/ 60cc's. Cellulitis w/ 7 day hospital stay 10/20; Had 2 fills before TE ruptured. Surgery for implants today (320cc's). LOVE this... READ MORE

Bilateral Tissue Expander / Silicone implant Breast Reconstruction for unilateral cancer

Bilateral mastectomies for unilateral infiltrating carcinoma with immediate tissue expander placement. SEVERE pain and muscle spasms started immediately post op and were unrelieved with pain meds +/or muscle relaxants. Plastic surgeon was very aggressive in pushing forward towards swap out but I... READ MORE

Gummy Bear Study Participant. Vancouver, WA

It took me 5 years to decide what, if anything, I was going to have done after having a bilateral mastectomy in 2007. I finally decided to participate in a study looking at the latest version of the gummy bear breast implants. I have been completely satisfied with the results. I am finally... READ MORE

Upcoming Mastectomy with Reconstruction - Conyers, GA

I will be having a reconstruction after mastectomy. Today I went to a different PS and she suggested that I do a two step reconstruction...tissue expanders, then silicone implants. I originally wanted saline but the doctor recommended the other. I didn't qualify for the DIEP or TRAM flap due to... READ MORE

Surgery of a Lifetime!!! - Scottsdale, AZ

After many years of stressing about the right doctor I am so thankful that I crossed paths with Dr. Repta. I had an unusual problem called congenital symmastia. Basically I had no cleavage and was so uncomfortable in low cut tops or bikinis. I had surgery in high school with a different doctor... READ MORE

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